Archdiocese for the Military Services now taking donations
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio is calling on Catholics throughout the Archdiocese for the Military Services(AMS) to support relief efforts in the Philippines following TyphoonHaiyan.
Monetary donations may be sent directly to the AMS at the following address:
Attn: Philippine Typhoon Relief
P.O. Box 4469
Washington, DC 20017.
Donations may also be made on the AMS website through a dedicated online form.
All donations received will be forwarded to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Follow this link to find additional resources on the website of the USCCB.
The U.S. bishops, holding their annual fall General Assembly this week in Baltimore, Md., expressed solidarity with and support for their counterparts in the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines in a letter yesterday from the USCCB President, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.
The U.S. bishops will take up a special collection during the next few weeks to help the Philippines recover from the super typhoon that left more than two thousand dead and millions homeless or otherwise adversely affected. The USCCB andCatholic Relief Services—the official international humanitarian agency representing the Catholic Church in the United States for charity outside U.S. borders—will use proceeds to provide immediate necessities, such as water, food, shelter, and medical care, as well as longer-term recovery assistance, including the reconstruction of Church buildings damaged or destroyed by the devastating storm.
The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) was created as an independent archdiocese by Pope John Paul II in 1985 as the only Catholic jurisdiction responsible for endorsing and granting faculties for priests to serve as chaplains in the U.S. military and VA Medical Centers.
AMS-endorsed priests serve at more than 220 U.S. military installations in 29 countries, making the AMS the nation’s only global archdiocese. AMS-endorsed priests also serve at 153 VA Medical Centers throughout the U.S.
The AMS service population also includes American Catholic civilians working for the federal government in 134 countries, but currently, due to limited resources, the AMS cannot adequately serve this population.
Worldwide, an estimated 1.8 million Catholics depend on the AMS to meet their spiritual and sacramental needs.
For more information on the Archdiocese for the Military Services, visit www.milarch.org, the only official website for Catholics in the military and for the Cause of Father Vincent Capodanno, MM.
Contact: Taylor Henry